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Public Papers - 1989

Continuation of James R. Richards as Inspector General of the Department of the Interior


The President today announced that James R. Richards will continue to serve as Inspector General at the Department of the Interior.

Since 1986 Mr. Richards has served as Inspector General at the Department of the Interior. Prior to this, he was Inspector General at the Department of Energy, 1981 - 1985; general counsel and legal director of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest, 1980 - 1981; vice president and legal director for the Capital Legal Foundation, 1977 - 1980; Director of the Office of Hearings and Appeals at the Department of the Interior, 1973 - 1977; Assistant United States Attorney for Colorado at the Department of Justice, 1969 - 1973; and legislative and executive assistant to U.S. Senator Peter Dominick (R - CO), 1963 - 1965.

Mr. Richards graduated from Western State College (B.A., 1955) and the University of Colorado School of Law (LL.B., 1960). He was born November 21, 1933, in Kinderpost, MO, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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